Patrick Ernest Hennen
Company A 1/22 Infantry
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B40 Infantryman
Patrick Hennen was killed in
action in Cambodia at grid reference YA533485,
approximately 32 kilometers west of Plei Djereng airfield.
SGT Patrick E. Hennen's decorations
Hennen and I were in the same NCOC class. In
NCO school we were assigned in alphapetical order
and Patrick was just a couple of bunks from me. In Viet Nam he was with Alpha Company while I was with Delta
but we would see each other every now and then. While on stand down before going into Cambodia
I looked him up and we drank a couple of beers and talked about how short we were getting.
I told him that after we got back we would drink another beer. After we got back to An Khe from Cambodia
I went over to Alpha Company to find him but was told he was killed the second day in Cambodia.
I had hoped for years afterward that I had been given wrong information but after the Viet Nam Memorial was dedicated,
there was his name. He was a fine person and a equally good squad leader.
Harold Hall - D Company 1/22 Infantry 1969-1970
Patrick Hennen (on left) in Vietnam
Photo from the VVMF website
From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund website
Pat was born in Watkins,MN. He attended St. Bonifice Catholic High School, in Cold Springs Mn, graduating 1969.
Saint Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery
Grave marker for Patrick E. Hennen
Photo by Paul Steichen from the Find A Grave website
For a tribute to patrick Hennen clcik on the following link:
Together We Served
Photo of Patrick Hennen courtesy of Harold Hall
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